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Career Choice and Fertility

Adda, J; Dustmann, C; Stevens, K; (2008) Career Choice and Fertility. UNSPECIFIED

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Abstract

This paper develops a dynamic life-cycle model of fertility and career choice. The model allows for the endogenous timing of births and number of children, labor market participation, hours of work, wages and selection into different occupation. We structurally estimate this model combining detailed survey and administrative data for Germany. We investigate the effect of children on careers, taking into account the loss of human capital from career interruptions and through selection into more child friendly occupations. We identify the model using two distinct sources of exogenous variations: differential changes in regional availability of training positions over time during adolescence and firm closures.

Type: Other
Title: Career Choice and Fertility
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of SandHS > Dept of Economics
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/46984
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